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West Steak and Seafood

4980 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4343 (Formerly West Steak Seafood Spirits)
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Ranked #2 of 282 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Sun 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Cannon/Avenida Encinias
Description: Since opening our doors in December 2005, West Steak and Seafood in Carlsbad has become a favored dining venue. The secret, a desire to simply make you happy…Our intimate and distinctive fine dining restaurant fused with a creative culinary team, make West Steak and Seafood, Carlsbad’s most sought after reservation. At West, we provide the highest quality of prime steaks, chops, and seafood prepared to your taste. Enjoy a healthy “farm to table” experience with fresh vegetables picked daily from Chef’s local garden. Treat yourself to our “Dinner in the Bar” menu to celebrate the sealing of a deal or to simply indulge…when only the best will do.
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English first
Carlsbad, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

My wife and I did not have a good experience. My steak was just average and my wife's fish dinner was terrible. If I am paying premium prices, I want a meal that is better than what I can have at home. West didn't measure up. They do have a good happy hour.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Have eaten here about a dozen times in the last 3 years..consistently warm welcome, consistently pleasant, appropriate, expert service, and always amazing food...not just good, but always great! The wine list is carefully architected to provide wonderful pairings..and while not inexpensive, it is always worth it.

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San Diego, California, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

we have been to many steakhouses and we could say others were average compared to their staek, delicious, try it and you won't be disappointed

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San Diego
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Since I don't live in the area, I came to Yelp to get ideas of where to go. This place had a favorable review so I went to their website to get more info. I ended up contacting them via e-mail as I didn't see a happy hour menu. They were very prompt in returning my email a couple times.... More 

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

A delightful gourmet experience, beautifully cooked fresh food, these guys really know what they are doing. Spoils you for the rest of your holiday, as nothing else is quite as good. A must go to place for serious foodies.

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New England
Top Contributor
202 reviews 202 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

When we want to enjoy upscale dining, this Ruth's Chris (only better) place is our go-to! The food and service are excellent, and we've never been disappointed. This is not inexpensive, but it is "dining" not just "eating"! When we don't want to eat or pay quite as much, we LOVE the happy hour dining in the lounge menu. If... More 

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Carlsbad, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I have eaten at West for special occasions and happy hour frequently. For a special occasion you can't beat the atmosphere, service and food. I've had most of the items offered on the happy hour menu--all excellent and plenty of food to suffice for a light dinner. Classy, cozy, upscale--perfect.

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Carlsbad, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I eat at West Steak and Seafood restaurant at least once a month. I have never been disappointed. The food and service is excellent.

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Oceanside, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

My husband and I went here for a Friday date night. We got there and realized the parking lot was full at 6pm so we thought there would be no room. The hosts that greeted us were able to fit us in. We had the grass fed filet mignons and they were tender an delicious . The wedge salad was... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

Who knew a steak house would have a wonderful vegetarian plate?! Beautifully presented and delivered by the chef himself. All freshly picked from the farm and interestingly prepared with different flavors and textures. The rest of the meal was excellent as well, with good service and classic steak house ambiance.

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Additional Information about West Steak and Seafood

Address: 4980 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4343 (Formerly West Steak Seafood Spirits)
Phone Number: 760-930-9100
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse

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